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The best Cricket Wireless deals of March 2024

Cricket is offering loads of free 5G phones or the chance to save up to $300 on an unlimited data plan.
February 29, 2024
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With some household budgets tightening in 2024, Cricket Wireless is a good carrier option for many customers looking for cheap plans and phone deals. Cricket is the no-contract subsidiary of AT&T, offering customers a way to get affordable smartphones with cheap prepaid plans. While many of Cricket’s smartphones are already priced pretty reasonably, some special Cricket deals stand out right now. We’ve compiled the best Cricket deals in this post, but be aware that various terms and conditions apply.

Cricket mainly offers phone savings when you join the carrier, although they have occasional price drops on plans. To learn more about what Cricket offers in terms of plans, check out our Cricket Wireless buyer’s guide.

Best Cricket deals

    1. Save up to $300 on an unlimited plan
    2. Get a new smartphone for free
    3. Save big on other great phones
    4. Get Max for free

Editor’s note: We’ll regularly update this list of the best Cricket deals as new promotions launch.

2. Save up to $300 on an unlimited plan

Cricket just introduced a fantastic way to save on its unlimited plan, and there’s only one string attached. If you pay for multiple months upfront rather than on a month-by-month basis, then the effective savings start to add up quickly. And the longer the period you prepay for, the more you’ll save. 

The unlimited plan is usually $55 per month. Here’s a breakdown of the savings you can make on the multi-month scheme:

  • Three months of unlimited voice and data when you pay $120 in advance — an effective rate of $40 per month, totaling $45 in savings.
  • Six months of unlimited voice and data when you pay $210 in advance — an effective rate of $35 per month, totaling $210 in savings.
  • 12 months of unlimited voice and data when you pay $360 in advance — an effective rate of $30 per month, totaling $300 in savings.

2. Get a new smartphone for free

Samsung Galaxy A14 5G in Cricket Wireless deals

Right now, Cricket Wireless is offering several Android phones for free. You have to switch your old number over to Cricket (excluding any AT&T numbers), then sign up for a plan that’s at least $30 or $60 per month, depending on the device you want. As with all phones sold by Cricket, these handsets must be used on the carrier for six months before they can be truly unlocked.

There are plenty of free options right now, which you can check out below. The list changes regularly, so it’s worth checking for yourself.

3. Save big on other great phones

Galaxy S23 FE in Cricket Wireless deals.
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While not completely free, signing up for a Cricket plan can secure you some solid savings on higher-end phones, as with the deals mentioned above. That doesn’t include the Samsung Galaxy S24, which is in the range but not yet subject to a deal. We’ll be keeping an eye on it.

Two of the best deals on Android phones are on the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE, which you can own for $299.99 ($300 off) when you join Cricket, and the Galaxy A54 5G, which is down to just 49.99.

Here’s a selection of the phones you can save on:

4. Get Max for free

Another perk of signing up for a $60 per-month plan is that you’ll get the ad-supported version of Max (formerly HBO Max) thrown in for free. Once you’re signed up to Cricket, all you need to do is open the Max app and select the option to sign in with a provider.

Max is a great option for anyone who loves TV shows, movies, and documentaries. It offers a wide variety of content, including original programming, movies, TV shows, and documentaries from HBO, Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, and more. 

These are the best Cricket Wireless deals currently available. We’ll be sure to update this post with new deals once they are announced. In the meantime, you may be interested in how Cricket compares with other MVNOs such as Mint Mobile, Visible, or Metro by T-Mobile.